There are some elements too that I wish they'd follow more, but they are looking for a broader audience with television. So I can see why they are taming it down some because the main focus for AMC is viewership/dollars.
I do like how they are playing up the Darryl / Merle situation, which adds an element that the comics didn't have. But I also think it would have been good to have Michonne treated worse in Woodbury (or Maggie, I guess since they played that out differently).
I am however, pissed off at Andrea, and hating her TV character. She was such a better character in the comics... I love her character in the comics. Boy, she's pissing me off. Hopefully she comes to her senses. If not, kill the character off.
On another note, I'm glad that they haven't cut of Rick's hand. I hope that doesn't happen. He needs both, in my opinion, to really be effective in the TV series.
Oh, and Tyrese? What's going on with his group? Why didn't they even show up last episode? I hope they play that up soon. He was a great part of the comics. I'm annoyed with how they are handling that... I get the feeling though that Rick's going to talk with him, and trust him -- and let Tyrese lead the group for a while. At least that's what I want to see happen.